WordPress offers a great and easy way to create new web and blog pages, all one has to do is click on the Add New button and presto, your page is created… just like the pros do it.
We are now going to go over the very same steps web developers take when they create pages for your site.
This should go without saying, but you have to have wordpress installed on your server first. You cannot proceed if this application is not present. Again, this goes without saying, but I had to mention it. If by any chance you do not already have wordpress installed or are unsure how to get the application, you can see here: how to install wordpress
The next thing to do is to add a new page, and you do that by dragging your mouse over the Pages link inside of the left navigational panel, and clicking on the link that pops up and says Add New.
Now it’s time to name your page, you can name it anything you’d like to, but in all honesty, the name should reflect on what the content of the page is going to be about.
Here is an example of a page name reflecting on page content: let’s say that you want your visitors to know who’s behind your website or blog, then you would probably want to name the page About Me, or if there’s more than just one owner/creator of your site, then you’d name it About Us,
or if it’s a company then you could still label it as an About Us page, to show the many different people that work there and each one of their job descriptions – but this is content part of the page, which I’ll talk more about later.
Also know that the About Us page, of course is not the only page you can create and give a name to, you will be creating other pages like maybe a Home page, or a Blog page to show all your latest blog posts, etc. You can create any, and as many pages as you like, and name each one whatever you’d like to name it, just be sure that each one reflects on what the content of the page will be about. This way your visitors aren’t confused when they click on the page’s link, which in turn makes things easier for the visitor to navigate around your site, which makes your site user-friendly, therefore also making it SEO worthy.
This is the final step. If you recall, in step 3, I talked about the importance of the page name having a reflection on the content of the page, this part talks about page content.
If you look below where the title of the page or name of the page goes, you will see a large square space with a lot of icons at the top and a blank white space at the bottom:
Page content can contain many different things like:
- Anchor Links
If you take a look at my About page you will notice that I am using only text and an image. You can use whatever you like for your pages, the sky is really the limit. My about page can be found here: follow this link
Notice how my about page contains text that is about the site as well as an image of me. The content of this page reflects on the title or name of the page (About), because it goes into detail on what my entire site is about.
Once you have your page name and content ready to go, simply click on the Publish button found on the far right side of the screen, once the button is clicked it refreshes the page, you will now see text that reads: Page published. and a link that says: view page, click on that link and you will be taken to your new page.
You can also find your new page inside of the Page area (where all of the pages are hosted) now, so if you ever need to do something like edit the page in the future for any reason, you can do so by simply clicking on the Edit tab under the name of the page.
And there you have it. The exact same way any professional web developer creates web pages for you in wordpress.